Qosmio F20 - sound disappeared
I have a F20, but the noise disappeared. I checked I have not muted the sound by mistake and have completed a basic troubleshooting.
Can anyone help?
If you check Device Manager, is it all OK? What is on the sound card?
Use the FN + ESC key combination and make sure that the mute box is disabled.
I am one of those who is very reckless on internet and download a lot of spam and viruses along the way. I keep, but I'm also obsessive compulsive on the backup of my important files, so when my computer flip out on me, I just wipe it clean and continue!
I stick to windows XP because some software I use still does not work on Vista, and I also install a completely new copy of XP instead of recovery as bundles of Toshiba with my laptop. Why? Because I lost it...
Anyway, I've been tracking the drivers to get the last bits of the material work and all seem to work well! The only problem I have is with the (Yes, you guessed it!) sound card driver!
I have a Qosmio F20 and have no idea of what sound card is actually inside this thing, I have always used SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio drivers and they do most of the work very well, but they seem to have problems when I try to use Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Soundbooth. Both programs complain that there is no sound card and then refuse to open,
As far as I know, the driver that I use is by 'Analog Devices' and v220.127.116.1140. I don't know if it's really any help at all!
Does anyone know which driver is correct to use and where to find it, or is the fault, I have just an inevitable?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Have you installed Windows XP Home with Service Pack 2 included?
On the Toshiba download page, there is a driver available and I do not understand why you think that this is not the right one. The same driver will be installed if you use recovery CD/DVDs.
I have a strange problem with my Qosmio. Sometimes when I listen to music or watch movies, the sound from the left speaker is distorted by the resonancing computer case. Sometimes, when I listen to very loud music. Some frequencies deal cracking, which is very frustrating. Sound crackles disappears, when I press the case about 5 mm under the speaker.
I know that the speakers of Qosmios are really good, but when the case resonates, it doesn't have a meaning!
What more - my brother has the same model and the same problem.
Could someone help me?
According to your assignment, I imagine that the speakers are not fixed correctly, and there is probably some strange vibrations. I don't know how it works but on my laptop Qosmio F20 I can turn the cover of speakers. Try to move gently to the left or right and see if you can screw down.
Please be gently when you do this!
I recently bought a laptop Qosmio F20, who is currently connected to the Internet via a router/modem WiFi Netgear (DG834v2).
I tried to use MSN messenger v7.5 (7.5.0311 and 7.5.0324) with a webcam Creative NX () to make a video call.
But the sound of the person I'm talking to is so distorted, it is impossible to have a conversation (I tried with several of my friends, who all have good sound on their end).
However, if I have an audio only (no video) conversation, I have a perfect sound.
Despite my best efforts (update drivers, reinstall messenger, windows firewall ok for messenger etc...) I've had no chance of finding the problem so far. If anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful.
Thanks in advance.
You suggested that the sound working properly without the video connection.
In my opinion, it happens because of the webcam. Maybe the software has a bad influence on the sound.
This is not a product of Toshiba, and Toshiba is not responsible for any 3rd party device.
I recommend you to check the site of the manufacture of cam. Maybe you will find the solution.
I need some help here...
I use Toshiba Qosmio F20 and have re-installed with Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.
All the drivers were all updated and all seems fine. But now there is no sound at all, even when I turn on or increase the volume.
It has nothing to do with enabling / disabling, cause there is no effect.
A few hours earlier, everything was fine. Is it because the qosmio must be installed with XP Media Center Edition?
What should I do then, cause I don't have the recovery disc more?
Where can I find solutions.
You need SP3!
This SP3 contains all fixes and updates.
Remove/uninstall the audio driver.
Restart the device
Reinstall the audio driver
Reboot the laptop and test again.
Just purchased a Qosmio and when at full volume the grill if the fan made a terrible clash. What should I do?
Since a few days, I have a Qosmio F20. Beautiful machine. The speakers are so strong that I can't hear it if they are set to the maximum. I really don't understand how you can listen to music if sound is set to max.
Try using Toshiba virtual sound utility and adjust the sound using the detail settings. I am very satisfied and quality of the music is great.
Is perhaps vaguely Grill?
I had to format my HARD drive in my Qosmio F20-137. Then I reinstalled the operating system (XP) and all the drivers I found on Toshiba support site. But I can't find a driver for the sound card and now my PC is silent (except the PC Speaker beeps).
Where can I find the right driver?
It is very easy to find the driver. You need to search the archives and search for the drivers listed for WXP MCE.
In any case, the audio driver right you can find HERE.
Please send feedback if everything is ok.
I just installed windows vista Home premium 32-bit, but I faced with 2 main problems, which are:
1 - sound:
2 - GO 6600 128 MB graphics card
I found the driver for them, but it did not work so I need help you please.
Unfortunately, I have not Qosmio G20 but if you use option search on this forum, you can find interesting topics on Vista on Qosmio F20.
For the test of its http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=24004
Display, maybe this will help you http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=21823&messageID=80423
Make sure that the BIOS is updated to the latest version.
Bye and good luck!
I have just formatted my Qosmio F20 after 2 years of use. BUT! Unfortunately, I'm so disappointed because I used the "Product recovery" CD in order to have a secure and easy format, but the results were bad! There is no sound coming out of my speakers.
I have the logo "speaker" on the bottom right of my screen and I can raise and lower the volume but I still don't hear anything.
Also, I can play videos and songs and the "players" do not give me error messages regarding my sound sessions.
If everything seems Ok, but I don't know why I still can't hear you! I'm deaf? loooool
Furthermore, I have no problem with the built-in speakers say at the time I used the "product recovery CD.
Please let me know what I need to do! : S
Thanks for your time,
Its always best to use the recovery CD when you reinstall Windows, it will have all the drivers and patches the system must :)
Try clicking on Mute, then it activate several times. Mute may get "stuck" in "secret" mode after reinstalling Windows.
Check also that the physical volume knob is completely assembled.
I installed Windows 7 on my Qosmio F20 and all the drivers have been installed by windows update after I connected to the Internet.
I can play music and videon to files in Windows Media player, but there is no sound in speakers or if I connect the headphones.
If I look on the driver for the sound in devicemanager he says that everything is OK. Does anyone know what is the problem?
I also reinstalled Windows 7 but still the same problem.
Maybe the sound is muted... Check using the FN + ESC key combination that can toggle the sound.
Also, check the page of Toshiba. Qosmio F20 taken Windows 7 isn't supported so that you can try the Vista driver.
Since I bought my Qosmio F20 a few year ago, I knew a distortion by the internal speakers, even in very low volume. I even sent the laptop back a few weeks after I bought it because I thought that they were defective. Despite Toshiba replacement (or who claim to replace) the speakers, there is no difference. What I am doing wrong? I tried to disable graphic equalizer that helps but does not eliminate the problem. I think it's more to do with the frequency of the sound volume level.
It seems strange that a laptop designed for multimedia such a fundamental flaw.
> It seems strange that a laptop designed for multimedia such a fundamental flaw.
To be honest, I can't imagine something like that. I've worked long with Qosmio G20. OK, it is a larger but very similar to your Qosmio F20 small model. I can say that the sound was perfect.
For me, it is not easy to understand what you mean with sound distortion. Is there some sort of interruption or what? This happens to you a time when sound comes through the speakers (start = towards the top of his, CD music, DVD movies, mp3, internet radio)?
Did you notice HARD drive activity when this happens?
I had a problem with my Qosmio f20. My creative PCMCIA card has been propely work up until a week ago. Now no reason my laptop could not detect it. Even after a format.
All other works of PCMCIA cards.
The case is clear for me.
If any other job cards PCMCIA correctly on the F20 and only PCMCIA doesn t creative work then I guess that the card has a malfunction.
You should test this laptop on another card. If it doesn t work so card is dead.
My Qosmio F20 has a strange problem. After turning on the laptop, the speakers start making a whistling noise. You can clearly hear it all the time. Toshiba has just replaced the motherboard but tis whistle is still there. Is it normal for the Qosmio F20? When I turn off the sound in Windows the whistle went, also after that put in headphones (there no hiss in the headphones...) the noise disappeared.
Thanks for the tips!
Over the past two months also have F20 and I don't really no bad experiences. Sound quality is good especially with the virtual sound. F20 has small speakers and you can't force them up. I did some experiments with all the details of the built in speakers option and I am very satisfied.
_ "arrow keys" doesn't quite work suddenly. All 4. _
Rest is ok.
Toshiba Qosmio F20-155
This sounds like a malfunction keyboad keys work correctly on an external keyboard or that you have the same problem on an external?
My Qosmio F20-149 crashed yesterday and I was not able to get it working again. When I try to turn it on, the power light flashes on and outside (on: 1 sec, off: 1 sec) and the cooler fan operates at full power. When I press a key, there is a genre or a sound error. otherwise no reaction of the laptop; even the CD player does not open.
I did no RAM-implementation to date, and I use the original power supply Toshiba. I tried from the laptop using only the battery, only power and on both. No change in the reaction. I tried all possible combinations (with a free one, both... etc) of my two cards, RAM (512 + 512) and still no use.
I am really puzzled.
If I understand you just your laptop sends a blink code. Copy the following code appears so laptop has detected a problem with the electronic power supply.
In this case, there is nothing that you can do and the laptop must be sent to the service provider allowed the closest.
They have manuals containing instructions and the exact description of the code how do I solve this problem.
Sorry, buddy, but I do not think that anyone here can offer an accurate diagnosis for that matter.
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